Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear?
For all 2018 trips we recommend wearing bathing suits, quick-dry clothing, and shoes that strap to your feet (no flip flops). If you don't have appropriate footwear, we have neoprene boots that you can wear on the river.
What do I bring?
You don't need much for the river. Sunscreen, straps for your glasses, and a reusable water bottle is all that's recommended. You're welcome to bring a bag with snacks, dry clothes, and towels for after the trip. You can leave that stuff in the vans. They'll be locked and secure until you're off the river.
I Have Food Allergies, what do you serve?
No problem! We can accommodate for dietary restrictions, just let us know ahead of time. We provide chips & salsa, watermelon, cookies, and water for our half-day trips. We serve deli-lunches with a variety of meats, cheeses, veggies & condiments as well as chips & salsa, fruit, and cookies. Our overnight trip menus are available upon request.
Upon booking your trip, please select a meeting location. Directions will be emailed to you. If you don't see your location provided, give us a call to set up other arangements.
Directions to the Boatyard:
Take Exit 282 off I-25 onto St. Francis Drive – Go North approx. 3 miles to Cordova Road. Turn Left onto Cordova Road and proceed to next stop light. Turn Right onto Cerrillos. We are on the right in about 100 yards.
Trips leave the Boatyard:
Taos Box 8:00 AM
½ Day AM 9:00 AM
½ Day PM 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Gorge 9:00 AM
(Floats same time as ½ Day trips)
Directions to meet at the River:
Go North on St Francis Dr/US-285 N/US-84 W
Continue to follow US-285 N/US-84 W for 24.0 mi
In Espanola, follow signs for NM-68 N/Riverside Dr
Continue to follow NM-68 N 22.5 mi
Racecourse and Rio Grande Gorge Trips meet at County Line River Access, Mile Marker 24, in top parking lot
Taos Box trips meet 5 miles further north on NM-68 N at the BLM’s Rio Grande Gorge Visitor’s Center, just beyond Mile Marker 28
For pickup times add 1 hour to Boatyard times for County Line and 65 minutes for BLM Visitor’s Center
Ex: ½ Day AM departs Santa Fe at 9:00 meet at County Line at 10:00